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#126 Pablo

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:14 PM

Bad to the Bone - I'd give it five thumbs up, but cheater would moderate me for too many emoticons :D

I love everything about it :good: Especially the scratchbuilt interior and driver :heart:


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

Another modified Dynamic Chassis beauty!


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:23 PM

Thank you Tim and Paul.
But, forgot to mention the guide tongue was provided by none other than R-Geo!!!!


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:49 PM

Wow, you don't see a Citroen Traction Avant every day! Beautiful workmanship Jairus. Thanks for sharing your builds....always a pleasure to follow along.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:24 PM

Perfect


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

BEAUTIFUL



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:38 PM

We have chassis!

 

 

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All wheels clear the fenders, so time to start scratch building a suitable interior for this Bug!

Since this is a beach bug... I think it needs two occupants and maybe even a surfboard rack?

What'cha think?
:)

Jarius,

 

This is looking great and the Ortmann rears are fantastic. Stance and overall look superb! Any progress on this project?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:49 AM

Matt, she is so close.
Interior got too detailed and I lost interest in painting it.
Body is painted and roof rack constructed to hold a scratchbuilt surfboard.
The short answer is I got bogged down on details.
But hoping to get the car into the mail to the new owner middle of this month so... final pics soon.

 

I also started ANOTHER brass chassis for yet one more car in this series.  It's on the jig now, body painted and I even added head and taillights with a brake light feature.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:16 AM

LOL that is why I stopped building model cars, I just could not stop with the details and would mentally bury myself. 2-3 years to finish a model just became too much. 

 

I actually found this site because of you through the Model Cars Magazine forums.

 

Last question - Is that a Dubro body?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:51 AM

Not Dubro, but very close.  There are some major differences between the two.  I suspect Lancer but... not sure.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

Finished another one just yesterday morning.  But been working on this one for quite a while.  Customer sent me a body already painted and said build me a heavy chassis and install a lighting kit.  The body is a Russkit Bizarinni Iso Grifo and the motor he wanted mounted was a 26D rewound by H-Power (John Havlicek).

He said something about an anglewinder design... but left that up to me. Just wanted it to handle well for a race coming up this fall.
 

The chassis ended up being a sidewinder only because that fit best under the deep Russkit interior and I just happened to have a sealed Dynamic sidewinder motor bracket in the package itching to get out on the track so I started with that.

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The weird offset is to provide for gear clearance.

Chassis is actually a full floppy pan plumber. Except that the plumber flex is sprung only by the wire "U" frame.  No hinge.

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I think I nailed the stance thing.  Wish I had painted it... I would have added a ton of other details. But I hate changing someone else's art unless it is asked for.
I did add a full head and taillight system as per the request of the customer.  The details of the installation will have to wait as I used this example in a future article for SLOT CARS MAGAZINE and should be out in Issue #3.
So stay tuned for that.

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Wheels are Russkit re-pops with Al Penrose inserts. 
Motor by Havlicek.
Gears by Cox.
Front tires by AMT trued by me.
Rear tires are "Indy Grips" silicone trued by me.
Guide is Jet Flag.

 

B:) That's all folks!
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

I get it now - torsion plumbered with floppy tilt pans :good: I'll bet it handles 

As usual, Bad to the Bone SANO :heart:


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

Great work Jalrus.  Looks like that modified chassis should handle well.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:19 PM

Stunning! Certainly nailed the stance :D

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:23 PM

Cal Look bug is finally done and ready to post.
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I did not cut this body as the first few pictures in the thread will attest to.  Else, I would have left more material to cover the brass. But... it doesn't look too bad.
Body is not Dubro but Lancer as I have a Dubro here and the two are different in many ways.

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Surfboard is carved from spruce with styrene skeg's and a resin coating.

 

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Guide Cox.
Front tires E.J.'s.
Rear Tires  some sort of silicone.

Rims are Russkit Repops via Electric Dreams.

Chassis hand build.
Crown gear Weldun.
Motor is a stock Mabuchi.

Inserts something I cut from model car rims.

Body unknown.

 

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Surfs Up! :music:


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:16 PM

Surfs up.  Great looking car Jairus!


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

Wow! :heart:

Can just imagine the flat 4 breathing heavily through twin 48 IDA Weber carbs :D

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:59 AM

Another beauty!


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 04:34 PM

Slot car porn.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:44 PM

Only the best for my friends Steve! :)


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 10:24 AM

Finished another one.
(Almost)

Ralph likes to send me stuff to play with. Most of the time it's a collection of bits and a body.
This time a John Havlicek rewound 26D and a previously painted Porsche 956 body.
Not sure who painted it... but Ralph also sent a slot car lighting kit and the painter painted over the head and taillight lenses.

 

At any rate, the first step was building a chassis that would fit the body and hold all the bits together.
 

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Brass is pretty thick at .048.
Floppy pans and plumber attached to the tongue. 
Front axle is an Iso held on by the hinge tube in front of the bite bar.
Most rod is .062 for strength.  Almost no flex in this one.
WB is 3 7/8"
Guide lead 1/2"
Track F 2 3/4"
Track R 2 5/8"

 

Most of the dimensions are weird in order to fit the body.

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Just like a slot car kit... ;-)

 

 

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Chassis assembled below.
The additional power connector is for the lighting kit.
I had a bit of a problem with that which I will explain below.
 

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Lighting kit was produced by Eicker and the I.C. board doesn't match the wiring diagram. 
I used one of these before and successfully wired it up, but this board is different.
Email was returned and the web site now defunct.
Guess they are out of business.
Ralph says send what I got back and he'll figure it out the electronics.

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Here below I have installed the LED taillights in the kit and added a connector from NORVAC so the body can be taken completely off the chassis.

Before installing the LED's tho, the body had to be cleaned of paint so the molded lenses would look clear.
I also had to make front headlight buckets from warm styrene plunged over a round object, cut and glued in.
Rear taillights were glued in with epoxy mixed with red clear paint.
Once wired it should look pretty nice.

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 10:31 AM

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Wheel rims Russkit repops.
Front tires from some model car kit trued up to 1" dia.
Rear tires silicone casts from eBay trued up slightly to 1" dia.
Wheel inserts from BWA.

 

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Finished and ready for the post office.

Body was further detailed with numbers, panel lines, exhaust pipes and further interior paint adding to what the original painter (maybe Ralph?) applied.
Doesn't look too back and during a LeMans race should look great!


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